Sadly, well, yeah, it sort of is! (Updated by some Greek bastard)

The wily liberals finally come clean on Obama and their own damn selves:


You didn’t really expect hope and change, did you?

Shorter Brad “Ich bin der Prozess” @Sadly, No!:

Barack Obama’s failings are OUR fault!

As the realizations begin sinking in, the excuses for Barack Obama’s loathsome and herculean efforts to prop up the status quo of the ruling class at all costs-and I do mean ALL COSTS, human and financial–are variegated and mind-numbing.  Not to mention schtupid and counterproductive.

Taibbi’s spanking the President on his massively corrupt Wall Street bail-out should cause the man to resign in disgrace.  Immediately.  Taxpayers could be on the hook for $24 trillion in gambling losses?  With no percentage in any upside, strong anti-reform measures, and potentially on the hook for further, ongoing, crippling gambling losses?  While we lose our livelihoods, homes, pensions, public services, AND get shafted on mandated private health insurance?  Maybe Brad fundamentally disagrees with Taibbi’s painfully accurate assessment of the President:

I basically agree with everything the guy says

Leider, nein.    Like many others, Brad is just relieved that Obama is not the second coming of Dick Cheney or Anton Chigur.  And that’s good enough for him.  I guess he’s still got his job.  And his home.  And his health insurance.  Your expecting anything more than not expanding torture to a mall near you  is not really Obama’s fault.  It’s our fault.  For reading the man’s signals wrong.

At the end of his Rolling Stone article, Taibbi asks

What’s most troubling is that we don’t know if Obama has changed, or if the influence of Wall Street is simply a fundamental and ineradicable element of our electoral system. What we do know is that Barack Obama pulled a bait-and-switch on us. If it were any other politician, we wouldn’t be surprised. Maybe it’s our fault, for thinking he was different.

To which Brad aka Joseph K “I am one who is on trial here!” responds:

Well, yeah, it sort of is.

Now I get what Obama really meant by “The Audacity of Hope,” subtitled, “The Recklessness.”    

I suppose the evisceration of Nuremberg is my fault too.  And torture.  And lying about Afghanistan.  While accepting a peace prize.   Well, yeah, maybe I should go to jail for abetting war crimes.  Can anyone tell me what is the procedure for prosecuting myself?   The rules are kind of opaque around here anymore.  A little help?  Anyone?  Please?

You didn’t really expect hope and change, did you?

Sadly, yes.

By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.

Franz Kafka

Update by some Greek bastard:

That’s more the spirit, eh?

Aristophanes is in the motherfucking house!


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  1. I am with you on that, we need to want it more, it about being motivated enough to work enough, to educate people and effective use our resources to pressure the establishment.

    Desire is the key.  

    • Wom Bat on December 14, 2009 at 02:49

    …I’ve lost interest in the coming election cycles.  

    • Edger on December 14, 2009 at 03:04

    Holder and Obama wouldn’t allow it.

    • pfiore8 on December 14, 2009 at 17:37

    all our jammering about it? and start formulating some way to move on?

    when do we stop looking for blockbuster movements?

    democrats, liberals, progressives, libertarians, republicans. yadda yadda yadda.

    we need to live life at our level. and let it spread out instead of up.

    let the lights shine through this shit storm. humble starts. small steps. will yield us big change.

    let’s start with ourselves. being better to get something better . . .

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